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For the independent-minded traveller who likes to make up their own mind as to the itinerary they or would enjoy and the pace at which they wish to travel, Goway makes it easy to plan a vacation.

Whether it is a self-drive car or a Motorhome, we have supplied several suggested itineraries in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, three countries which lend themselves perfectly to this type of arrangement. We also offer self-drive in Costa Rica and Europe.

So let Goway, not only arrange the transportation for you but also, where required, accommodation so that when you travel, you don’t have to worry about making overnight arrangements at the last minute. If you are not sure of the itinerary you want, we have already prepared day-by-day suggested routings to make sure you drive to the places you should be visiting. And naturally, all itineraries can be modified according to your needs and requirements.

Sometimes distances are great and it might make sense, if choosing more than one itinerary, to fly between cities to make sure you see what is important. Whether you like a small car or a larger model, Goway has the car for you – manual or automatic, there is a choice.

In Australia, you can rent a car or a Motorhome. We offer suggested itineraries from 4 to 16 days in 7 States so there is plenty of variety.

For New Zealand, again, a car or Motorhome rental is available. You can choose from 11 different itineraries covering both the North and the South Islands. So once again, the choice is unrestricted.

South Africa is a large country but with the 4 itineraries Goway currently offers, you will be able to experience the highlights that are not to be missed. An amazing self-drive also exists in Namibia.

Europe too is a perfect area for self-drive. Your problem is to choose what you should visit. We have many suggestions for you to consider.

So let us do the pre-planning and then hand over the keys for an unforgettable vacation!

All Downunder clients receive Goway's Co-Pilot Kit of goodies (maps, directions, discounts).

You will probably require accommodation before and after your self-drive vacation. We will be happy to book this for you.

Because of the vast distances in Australia, you should consider flying between some destinations.

Special air passes, available through GowayAir could be of interest to you.


 

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Self-Drives

  • Mountain Express

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: If time is at a premium, this itinerary is for you. Alberta highlights the Canadian Rockies with Banff and Jasper National Park, while British Columbia offers its wild interior, Mount Robson, and stunning Fraser Canyon. Calgary, where cowboy culture meets the modern city, is your starting point while fabulous Vancouver on the Pacific Coast, provides a superb finish. A great week of amazing views and experiences.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,384
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Wine Water and Wonders of Upstate New York

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: A great drive to explore parts of upstate New York on a short break. The Catskill Mountains, Watkin Glen’s State Park and Niagara Falls provide delightful scenery while the Corning Museum of Glass and the Strong Museum of Play offer magic and entertainment. The pretty Seneca Wine Trail, vibrant Rochester and Niagara Shopping Outlets complete a fabulous trip.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 740
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • A Taste Of The Maritimes

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Embark on a journey to experience the natural wonders, historic centers and fascinating cultures representing some of the oldest communities in the country. See vibrant Halifax, the commercial center of the Maritimes and follow the lighthouse route to Digby, where you cross the Bay of Fundy into Saint John. Its charming streets reflect elements of its colonial past, while on PEI Charlottetown embodies the small city charm of the region. Finally, Baddeck serves as the hub from which to explore the stunning coastlines and primeval forests of the Cabot Trail.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,784
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • American Grandeurs

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: Grandeur describes this trip beautifully. The scenery is magnificent throughout but comes in flavours ranging from majestic and spectacular to, merely, breathtaking. Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley are all in there while glimpses of the Old West can be found in Cortes and Durango. You can also enter the Garden of the Gods and admire pueblos and artisan enclaves in Taos and Santa Fe.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,160
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • American Heritage

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: An amazing two-week trip that starts with the exhilarating pace of New York and ends with a little art deco and the gorgeous white sandy beaches of Miami. Washington provides truly capital moments while Orlando offers fun and entertainment galore. For stunning scenery, there’s Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Great Smoky Mountains, and plenty of history can be discovered in Charleston, Savannah, and St. Augustine.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,107
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • American Historic Highways

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: Your journey opens with New York, New England, and New France (that’s Canada’s Québec City and Montréal, of course) but also visits Gettysburg, Washington, and Philadelphia, all deeply rooted in history. Ottawa, Toronto, and the Niagara peninsula, all in a region once called Upper Canada, are prominent features as well before you return to the Big Apple. A trip not just for history buffs, but offering captivating scenery, excellent culinary opportunities, and entertainment.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,346
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Arctic Iceland Self-Drive: Jokulsarlon, the Eastfjords, Lake Myvatn & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Set off on a true adventure and drive Iceland's incredible Ring Road on this 11-day tour. This independent itinerary lets you move at your own pace and stop off at fabulous sites along the way, including the Golden Circle, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Lake Myvatn, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and countless others. For intrepid globetrotters looking to explore the Land of Fire & Ice in-depth, this is the perfect trip for you.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,033
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Self-Drives
    Iceland See Trip Details
  • Artisan Adventures in the Wild Northwest

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: Enjoy an exhilarating journey that starts in the City by the Bay and travels north through breathtaking parts of Oregon until you reach Seattle in the state of Washington. It’s a trip packed with spellbinding landscapes such as the Avenue of the Giants, thirty-one miles of magnificent Redwood trees, the spectacular Oregon Dunes and Columbia River Gorge. In between you can discover stops for world-class wine and excellent cheese-making in Sonoma County, quaint towns and artists’ enclaves with amazing craft breweries and tasty seafood from Puget Sound, once you are in Seattle.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,084
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Basque Country Adventure Self-drive: Bilbao, Pamplona, San Sebastian

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Get off the beaten path in Spain's Basque Country on a 6 day self-drive experience! Discover a unique culture, rich in history, modern architecture and wonderful gastronomy. See the famous Guggenheim, the beaches of San Sebastian, the legendary Pamplona, try the pintxos and fall in love with the dramatic landscape, language and famous wines.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 786
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Spain See Trip Details
  • Bay of Islands Self Drive

    Drive north from Auckland to beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy some leisure time and get to know the area before visiting the superb beaches of Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 549
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Bluegrass and Bourbon Trail

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: Memphis and Nashville are your musical bookends on this trip with plenty of musical attractions, from the Stax Museum of Soul to Graceland or the Grand Old Opry trying to get your attention. Country and a little Bluegrass get on the menu when you visit Gatlinburg and realize that Dolly Parton’s place is only 20 minutes away, with the gorgeous Great Smoky Mountains providing a perfect backdrop. Once in Kentucky, Bluegrass is in full focus, plus there is the Jack Daniels Distillery and world-renowned Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,776
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Cities and Canyons

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: Bookended by Las Vegas and San Francisco, this is a trip that combines fantastic urban experiences with breathtaking landscapes of unimaginable shapes, sizes and colours. Drive the largest remaining stretch of Route 66 enroute to the Grand Canyon, followed by an opportunity to see Utah’s ‘Mighty Five’. Add Monument Valley and Yosemite and you have material for several dinner parties.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,090
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Civil War Battlegrounds

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Manassas, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Gettysburg are famous names known to every Civil War buff. While visiting these battlefields offers an intimate view into dramatic historic events, the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park provides the spectacular scenery to make this a most enjoyable trip. Start and end this trip soaking up the special atmosphere of Washington. D.C.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,230
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Coast & Hinterland Self Drive

    Spend a week with a self drive car from Brisbane with stops along the Sunshine Coast with its dramatic cliff scenery and white sandy beaches. You will also have a guided overnight tour to Fraser Island plus a stay in the hinterland of the region.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,129
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Coast & Rainforest: Self Drive

    Experience a canopy ride and explore hanging bridges in Blanco River Canyon. In Liberia, hike to the Chorreras Waterfall then embark on a horseback ride to Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,055
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Costa Rica See Trip Details
  • Colonial America

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: The Lincoln Memorial, Gettysburg, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Philadelphia conjure up much of the colonial history you encounter on this trip while excellent museums await your visit to fill in or add to your knowledge of events and places. Magnificent scenery come courtesy of Shenandoah National Park, the Skyline Drive, one of America's most scenic routes, and the Eastern Shore, the longest stretch of wild coastline remaining on the entire East Coast. Of course, there’s also Chesapeake Bay blue crab and Philly cheesesteak.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,031
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Denmark Self-Drive: Copenhagen, Roskilde, Odense & Arhus

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Denmark is a land of fairy tales, boasting colourful harbours, charming timber houses and impressive royal palaces. Visit the royal palace in Copenhagen, celebrate the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen in Odense and get your fill of museums in Arhus.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,307
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Denmark See Trip Details
  • Eastern Spirit

    FIRST CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Venture into a whirlwind adventure starting with the urban energy of Toronto, before travelling to world-famous Niagara Falls. Kitchener and the 30,000 Island region, the world's largest freshwater archipelago are a great showcase for rural Ontario. The nation’s capital, Ottawa, calls next, before you enter Québec via the Laurentian Mountains to discover the delightful cultural attractions of Québec City and Montréal. On your way back to Toronto, the magnificent Thousand Islands region is another memorable stop on this trip.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,369
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Elegant Ireland Self Drive: Dublin to Galway

    Explore the Emerald Isle in style and at your own pace. This self-drive Ireland tour takes you from Dublin to Waterford, Limerick, the Cliffs of Moher and many more picturesque parts of the country.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ On Request
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Essential Costa Rica

    From toucans to arrow frogs, Central America’s rainforest is rich with colourful treasures. Our Essential Costa Rica tour features Tortuguero National Park, the Arenal Volcano area, and Monteverde Cloud Forest.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,567
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Costa Rica See Trip Details
  • Essential Faroe Islands Self-Drive

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Explore the remote Faroe Islands on an incredible self-drive tour. As you head island to island, you’ll cross windswept cliffs, see puffing colonies, climb the world’s highest promontory, and travel back in time as you visit medieval churches and follow in the footsteps of the Vikings.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,549
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Faroe Islands See Trip Details
  • Faroe Islands Complete Self-Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Explore the remote Faroe Islands on this self-drive Denmark tour. Travelling from island to island, you’ll explore windswept moorlands, see puffin colonies on towering cliff sides, and seemingly travel back in time as you visit Viking settlements and 1000-year-old churches.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,776
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    Faroe Islands See Trip Details
  • French Culture, Lobsters and Lighthouses

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Lobsters and lighthouses are part of a fascinating journey that visits the first urban centers and villages of Québec along the St. Lawrence River before travelling into Acadia and further east to explore the stark magnificence of the Cape Breton Highlands. The route leads back into Quebec passing by the Gulf of St. Lawrence en route to Québec City. A trip packed with history, mesmerizing landscapes, vibrant art and culture, and culinary delights.
    Duration:
    18 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,678
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Great Barrier Reef Self Drive from Cairns

    Beginning and ending in Cairns, drive Tropical North Queensland, visit the Tropical Tablelands, the Daintree Cape Tribulation coast and Port Douglas - hub of the Reef and Rainforest coast. Goway's
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 759
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Great Lakes Treasures

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Breathtaking northern Ontario landscapes and fascinating Native culture are combined into an adventurous itinerary that begins in the bustling urban setting of Toronto. This is a true northern journey beyond nature. An unforgettable stay at an aboriginal-operated wilderness retreat on remote Manitoulin Island is just one of several riveting highlights.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,196
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
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